We’ve finally arrived at Khomarie and Saieid’s grand finale reception! The Hard Rock Riviera Maya was transformed by Latin Asia into a classic affair with the bride changing into a couture level, white wedding gown. While guests mingled, the bride and groom took a little breather to take editorial worthy photos with Dean Sanderson Photography. Then, they headed into the ballroom at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya that was transformed for a rocking party. Guests were entertained with DJ Speedee at the turntables and dined on multicultural cuisine including tasty Indian bites and delectable dishes prepared in house. Khomarie glowed under the soft candlelight in shimmering makeup and a sleek updo by Bridal Rang by Samiha. Guests gasped in delight as the radiant couple dipped and swayed for their romantic first dance. It was extremely important to the couple that their loved ones had the time of their lives at their wedding, and after perusing these photos, we are sure that this weekend will live on in everyone’s minds forever. Khomarie told us, “For many of my guests this was the first time they were attending a destination wedding, so they didn't know what to expect. We had 160+ guests attend our wedding and they were all so thrilled with the experience. I think people loved the fact that they were on a vacation and attending a wedding at the same time. Everyone was so relaxed, and didn't have to worry about driving anywhere, cooking, or cleaning. They could entirely unwind.” The evening ended with laughter and love, which is apparent in all the images you can find in the full gallery of photos by Dean Sanderson Photography! Also, Khomarie has spilled all the details on planning her big day that you can find at the bottom of this post.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Saieid and I went to Orlando, Florida for our good friends' wedding weekend. We decided to extend our stay and make a little mini vacation out of our time away. I am a Disney fanatic, so there was no way we were going to Florida and not visiting Disney World. Beforehand Saieid planned out an itinerary including Universal Studios and Disney and I was so excited! We spent a fun filled day in Magic Kingdom and right before we left he insisted that we take some selfies next to Cinderella's castle. We took our selfies and out of nowhere Saieid got on one knee, I was so surprised, excited and speechless. It was indeed a "fairy tale " proposal in the most magical place in the world.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
When people hear "destination wedding" they think oh it must be easy. Planning a traditional Indian wedding away from home was very hard but very doable. Hard Rock was very accommodating to everything I needed. But unlike most weddings planned away I had 3 ceremonies and a reception; so it required a lot of attention. I made sure to go through every single last detail several times and ended up traveling with 14 suitcases to make sure we had every element needed to perform a traditional Indian wedding.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Choosing my outfits were one of the hardest things I did in planning! I wanted to be different but its hard to be different when your following traditions. Finding a different red lengha and a different white dress was a challenge. For my reception dress, I just couldn't decide whether to get a fitted dress or a princess dress. I always imagined having a big poofy dress but I also loved the way a fitted dress looked. So i got both! The dress I wore was by YSA Makino and came fitted with a princess overlay skirt. So I got the best of both worlds.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
For many of my guests this was the first time they were attending a destination wedding so they didn't know what to expect. I tried my best to keep the entire wedding traditional even though it was away from home. We had 160 + guest attend our wedding and they were all so thrilled with the experience. I think people loved the fact that they were on a vacation and attending a wedding at the same time. Everyone was so relaxed, didn't have to worry about driving anywhere, cooking or cleaning. Just came to entirely unwind and attend a wedding.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Prior brides used to tell me all the time, enjoy planning because when it's done you're going to miss it. My advice to future brides to be is... enjoy planning because when its done you're going to miss it! While planning, I thought how in the world could you miss something this hard!? But the truth is it should be enjoyable and when it's all done all you have to look back on is memories and you also will never know what to do with all the extra time you'll have! Soak every moment in, focus on you and your fiance and making yourself happy. Don't stress too much about being " different." Indeed everyone has their own unique ways on doing things but it's extremely hard to be different when a standard traditional wedding asks of certain colors, themes and ideas. HAVE FUN!
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